Sept 29 – God in Control

The beheading of American Journalist James Foley shocked the world last month. A frightened people watch the crises in the Ukraine, the Middle East and Syria helplessly. But there is hope, because while dictators and terrorists may think they are in charge, in reality, the God of the universe is in control of this world. The Bible affirms this and the many historical Divine interventions at just the right time in the past when God chose proves it. Listen to Paul’s words – “… the powers that be are ordained of God”. The Psalmist wrote, “…God … puts down one and exalts another.” And Daniel added, “The Most High rules in the kingdom of men. (He) gives it to whomever He will….” Thankfully, one day, there will be lasting peace on earth when Christ, the Prince of Peace returns to set up His kingdom. Until that time, personal peace is possible because Paul wrote, “therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell